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From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 3rd. 1890.


On Thursday evening, an amateur concert was held in the Guild Hall in aid of the Girls' Friendly Society. Sir Llewelyn Turner occupied the chair. The following ladies and gentlemen took part in the programme:- The Hon. Mrs. Wynne Jones, Mrs. Herbert Sampson, Miss Newton, Sunnyside; Miss Griffith, Bodafon; Mr. George Owen, Sergeant-Major Barr (flute), J. Ll. Williams and Mr. J. Williams, organist of Christ Church. During the evening Lady Turner, on behalf of the society, presented Mrs. Ellen Jones, 7, Wynne-street, and Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, Little Chapel-street, with complimentary cards, a mark of the respect in which they were held by the members of the society, on the occasion of their marriage. On the motion of Sir Llewelyn Turner, a hearty vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the ladies and gentlemen who took part, and also to Miss Edith Sampson, Tower House, the hon. secretary of the society, for the great interest which she has taken in the society.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 17th. 1890.


A few weeks ago the Carnarvon temperance committee undertook to obtain a plebiscite of the householders and ratepayers of Carnarvon on temperance legislation. Voting papers were distributed, and in a few days were collected. The questions were:-

I. Are you in favour of giving ratepayers the power of declining by direct vote, the number of licences to be granted within their district? - II. Are you in favour of the prohibition of all licences for the common sale of intoxicating liquors?

The following table showing the result of the canvass was prepared by the local secretary, Mr. W. R. Morris, the Old Hibernia.

325 801 1126     1126    
9 31 40          
4 23 27         27
10 87 97       97  
  7       7    
2 9   11   11    
1 3     4      
1 7     8   8  
1     1       1
  1           1
15 30     45     45
  1   1        
10 42   52     52  
  *11 10 1   9 1  
  +10 7 3   3 7  
++1 ++3   2 2   2 2
380 1066 1307 71 59 1156 167 76
  ** 11 2 3 10 4 1

* Ministers of the various denominations - Dissenters, Roman Catholic, and Church of England.

+ Lawyers, medical men, and justices.

++ Publicans.

** Nineteen papers were returned not correctly filled. The committee believe they ought to be distributed as shown above.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 24th. 1890.


We understand that our young townsman, Mr. Owen Jones, High-street, has successfully passed the qualifying examinations of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, held this week at Edinburgh; and also the examination of the Apothecaries' Society of London, held at their hall last month. Mr. Jones was a pupil of his brother, Mr. David Jones, chemist, of this town, and subsequently at the South London School of Chemistry and Pharmacy.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 24th. 1890.



A dispute at present exists between the vicar of Llanbeblig and some of his parishioners, arising out of his action in regard to the Twthill Sunday School, Carnarvon. The rev. gentleman recently gave orders that certain literary meetings held in connection with the school should be discontinued, and this seems to have given great offence to the members, many of whom left the school. The seceders started a new Free Church Sunday School, of which Mr. J. Williams, a sidesman in St. David's Church, and Mr. Williams Williams, choir leader at Llanbeblig Church, are members. On Sunday morning the curate of St. David's Church publicly announced that, in consequence of the connection with the above-named Sunday School, Mr. J. Williams had been suspended from his position as sidesman. Mr. Williams contesting the validity of the suspension, went as usual for the bag. Failing to obtain it, he took up a hat from a pew, and, amid the supressed titters of the congregation, discharged his customary duties as collector.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: January 31st. 1890.


Bangor v Carnarvon, played at Bangor on Saturday, Carnarvon winning by two goals to nil.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: February 21st. 1890.


On Monday, before the Mayor (J. Issard Davies, Esq.) and G. R. Rees, Esq., Mary Davies, Holywell, was charged with stealing a pig's head, the property of Mr. Hugh Jones, Pool-street. Prisoner pleaded guilty, but stated "that she did not know how she came by the meat, although she remembered selling it." - She was fined 5s. and costs or 14 days' imprisonment. On being told that the whole sum amounted to 19s., the prisoner said,"You had better commit me to prison, then, sir." - Hugh Williams (jockey) was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for being drunk and disorderly, and Peter Davies, Victoria-street, was ordered to pay 3s. 6d. costs for permitting his chimney to take fire.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 7th. 1890.


Margaret Davies (15), a pupil in the above school, has successfully passed the Cambridge junior examination.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 7th. 1890.


It may not be generally known that a new delivery of letters, &c., at 8.45 p.m., has recently been established in Carnarvon in place of the delivery to callers at the office at that time. This new delivery consists of all letters, &c., for Carnarvon received by the mails from Pwllheli and from all places on the Cambrian line this side of Barmouth; also all letters from the Llanberis and Beddgelert districts, and the surrounding suburban villages brought in by the rural postman, with those posted at the head office up to 8.30 p.m. This new delivery affords an opportunity for replying by the next morning's mail to letters received from places on the lines above mentioned.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 7th. 1890.


The town of Carnarvon still remains true to its old traditions. No one can read our reports of the last meetings of its Harbour Trust and its Town Council without being strongly reminded that delay is still a marked feature in the proceedngs of the one, and obstruction an equally strong element in the proceedings of the other.

Advert for the Misses Shead's Ladies' College. C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890.  K. Morris
Advert for the Misses Shead's Ladies' College.
C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890. K. Morris

The question of providing better communication between Anglesey and Carnarvon is just where it was a month ago, and to all appearances we may safely expect to see it a month hence exactly where it now is. Whilst a certain number of our public men have a remarkable aversion to all things new, there is another class who, Micawber-like, are everlastingly expecting "Somethng to turn up." The consequence is that our town and harbour authorities are very much in the habit of imitating only too closely Pecksniff's wonderful horse "that was always going to go, but never went." Already there are not wanting plenty of indication that Carnarvon, if it bestir not itself, will soon be quite out of the run in the race of progress. Better and more regular communication with Anglesey is, however, only one of the many improvements which must be brought about if Carnarvon is to keep its place in popular favour. The present is perhaps an opportune moment to remind its citizens of a few of the lines upon which future success may reasonably be anticipated.

Speaking generally, the old county town sorely needs to be convinced that if it would retain popularity it must cater to the public taste and move steadily on with the times. In other words, it should make itself more and more attractive. Not least among its pressing requirements is a public bathing place. Situated so conveniently on the banks of the picturesque Menai, to have no manner of bathing accommodation for summer visitors is a positive anomaly. Comparatively little expense would be incurred in providing such a boon on the Coed Helen side of the river, where a suitable place could be easily cleared for the purpose, and kept in good order throughout the bathing season. Thirty or thirty-five years ago, Carnarvon possessed excellent accommodation of this character at "Ala Las," not to speak of its splendid baths, long since converted to the purposes of a Training College. But the bathing place was allowed to fall into disrepair, and the baths themselves were never properly appreciated as a source of attraction and income to the town. The one thing lacking then, as now, was sufficient public spirit.

In the matter of good lodging-houses, also, Carnarvon is half a century behind the age. It has long been notorious that little as the town has to induce tourists to visit it, it still has less means of keeping them in it after coming. Houses there are in plenty, but the inhabitants want pluck and energy, and accordingly make little or no preparations for strangers during the summer months.

A much better railway station is another great want at Carnarvon. Its single platform is out of all character with the population of the district and the amount of passenger traffic which passes through Carnarvon every week. And, speaking of better railway facilities, we are reminded nothing has been done to induce the London and North-Western Company to extend their excursions to Carnarvon, instead of, as is their present rule, making Bangor alone a terminus. This is especially important in view of the regular summer trains on Saturdays from towns like Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham. The extension of the Narrow Gauge system from Dinas to Carnarvon, with a bridge spanning the river Seiont, is a scheme that has been in contemplation for several years past; but, so far, it remains, like many other desirable improvements, merely among "the things hoped for."

The widening and straightening of our principal thoroughfares is another very important feature of the progress which Carnarvon should aim at. It has far too many old and badly-constructed buildings - both shops and dwelling house - that are a standing eyesore to visitors and bear the most marked evidence of the want of enterprise and public spirit in the borough. The houses that form, on one side the continuation of North-road to Bangor-street should be thrown back considerably so as to give the town a fine, unintercepted opening from the railway station. If we have been correctly informed, this improvement is already contemplated by one of the large property-owners in the district, and, assuredly, it is a consummation devoutly to be wished. In the meantime, all this implies the appointment of an energetic Town Improvement Committee. At present, a great deal of this work is entrusted to the Sanitary Committee, who, it is to be feared, make town attractiveness a very secondary matter.

Moreover, can nothing be done to make Carnarvon a much better business centre? Why should the waters of the Seiont river not be utilised to a far greater extent than is done at present? With a more plucky, enterprising spirit, Carnarvon might, before long, see, say a flannel-mill and a boot factory on the banks of the picturesque stream; and there can be little doubt, we should think, that such ventures would soon prove a source of considerable profit to the promoters, besides affording employment to a large number of young men and women in the locality. It appears singularly anomalous that wool bought at Carnarvon has to be sent to Montgomeryshire mills, thence despatched to the London and Manchester markets, whence, subsequently, travellers are sent to offer the manufactured article to tradesmen in the very town where the wool was first purchased.

But the schemes we have thus briefly suggested all mean money and will be practically impossible unless wealthy landowners in the district lead the way. If they could be induced to lend their help in such movements, it goes without saying that every penny advanced by them would in course of time prove a very profitable outlay. Otherwise, and if they choose to stand aloof, letting neighbouring and more wakeful towns outstrip Carnarvon in the race, our large landowners must in the long run be the heaviest loser. Unless they assist the town to move on, another ten or twenty years may prove disastrous to their interests. Some of them may yet live to find hundreds of their houses tenantless and more than one street in the town remarkable only for its closed shops and ruined appearance. Effective co-operation between the wealthy of the district and the public bodies within the borough can alone save Carnarvon from becoming, like its castellated pile, more and more "ancient" with each year.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: March 14th. 1890.


"Move On" writes to us to suggest the usefulness of placing a clock in the new building in Pool-street, facing the whole thoroughfare. "Carriers and others," he says "would be greatly benefitted thereby. The good people of Castle-square collected a sufficient sum to pay for the post-office clock; and I would suggest that some of the enterprising tradesmen in Pool-streert should follow so good an example and secure a public clock for their part of the town. What say Councillor J. R. Pritchard, Mr. Hugh Pritchard, and Mr. Joseph Roberts, not to mention others?"

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 9th. 1890.


On Thursday, at a special police court, before Aldermen G. R. Rees and John Jones, David Edwards, Mark-lane, as brought up in custody charged with stealing a sackful of old ropes. - He was remanded until Monday.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 16th. 1890.


The Carnarvon and Portdinorwic companies of the Carnarvonshire Rifle Volunteers had on Saturday a field day at Llanfair Hall, the seat of Captain Wynn Griffith. Major Charles Rees was in command; and the movements were directed by Major Thorold, the adjutant of the battalion.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 16h. 1890.


On Friday afternoon, as the 3.45 p.m. train from Carnarvon to Bangor neared Griffith's Crossing, the front of the cylinder blew off. The train immediately came to a standstill, and much alarm existed at first among the passengers, but no-one was injured, and after a short delay another engine was procured, and the train sent on to Bangor, where it arrived half-an-hour late.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 30th. 1890.


The various attractions on Whit-Monday, combined with the beautiful weather, brought some thousands of people to the town, and no less than 30 crowded excursion trains arrived at the station, about the same number leaving for other parts. It is roughly estimated that about 15,000 persons came by rail. This fact alone shows that the energies and tact of the railway officials were taxed to the utmost, and thanks to the care and capital superintendence of Mr. Bunnell (stationmaster) and Mr. Owen (platform manager), the arrangements were most satisfactorily carried out, under great difficulties, considering the inconvenience of a small platform for such heavy traffic. There was no hitch of any sort, and no accidents happened. A most significant fact, vouched for by the police and the railway officials was, that on no former Whit-Monday was there so little drunkenness prevalent in the town. This is most encouraging, and proves that holidays are being appreciated in the best way by pleasure-seekers.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: May 30th. 1890.


On Thursday evening a most interesting entertainment was held at the above room, when views of the Zulu War and the Victoria Cross men were exhibited by means of the magic lantern by Mr. R. D. Williams, the lecturer being the Rev. William Morgan. The picture of the Royal Welsh naturally elicited immense interest, and the crowded attendance highly appreciated the scenes which so vividly displayed the bravery of the Fusiliers. Mr. R. Rumsey Williams also delighted the men with pianoforte performances. It is satisfactory to note that the rooms prove very attractive and the games and innocent amusements indulged in are a source of real enjoyment.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 13th. 1890.



An adjourned meeting of the Carnarvon School Board was held on Monday evening, when there were present: Mr. W. P. Williams (chairman), Revs. O. Davies, O. Lloyd Davies, Wm. Morgan, Father Jones, Messrs. J. Davies (Gwyneddon), W. G. Thomas, and J. H. Thomas (clerk).

Sme preliminary discussion took place with regard to the communication received from the committee of the National Schools respecting the Twthill School, Mr. John Davies observing that the question which they had really to consider was whether they had sufficient accommodation in the town for the children, and if not, that they would be called upon to provide another school elsewhere. They could then communicate with the National Schools Committee, and ascertain the details which they were not bound to carry out if they did not conform with the conditions of the Education Department. - The Rev. Wm. Morgan was quite of the same opinion. The first thing they had to settle among themselves was whether a ragged school was necessary, and whether they should open such a school.

Advert for the Grammar and Collegiate School. C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890.  K. Morris
Advert for the Grammar and Collegiate School.
C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890. K. Morris

The Rev. Owen Davies also agreed with what had been said. Suppose they got the Twthill School, it would be the duty of the board to open it as a ragged school, for they had had difficulty all along with the ragged children, and it was time they should be got to attend school if possible. It would be well, even as an experiment, to see what this movement would effect. It appeared to him that in the face of the census taken and in the face of the resolution passed by the National Schools Committee, that they lacked accommodation. The National Schools managers had informed the board that they could not entertain its request to take in children free of charge, "except to a very limited extent." Under these circumstances he would propose "that inasmuch as the committee of the National Schools do not see their way to admit poor children to their schools without fees, only to a limited extent, and that we have not enough school accommodation in the town independently of the National Schools, that the board accept the Twthill School provided the terms proposed by the managers are deemed satisfactory to the board, and in accordance with the instructions of the Education Department as to the transfer of schools." - The Rev. W. Morgan said he would second the resolution if differently worded (laughter). The onus of opening a ragged school seemed to be thrown upon the managers of the National Schools, whereas the Education Board held the board responsible for these children, who had been reported unfit to mix with other children. Therefore, it was impolitic and invidious to throw the onus on the National Schools Committee. - The Chairman: I think that in the communication we sent to the managers of the National Schools we asked them to co-operate with us to open the school. - The Rev. W. Morgan said he remembered that; but they were the school authorities, and they (the board) ought first to have opened their doors. - The Rev. O. Davies said the board's resolution implied that they were prepared to open the schools free of charge, provided the National Schools did likewise. - The Rev. W. Morgan: Has anything been done to open the schools free? - The Chairman: I am not aware that we have refused any children. - The Rev. Owen Davies pointed out that they did not profess to have sufficient accommodation in the Board Schools, and that was why they asked for the co-operation of the National Schools Committee. - The Rev. W. Morgan said he was against shifting the burden on to other shoulders. Their own attendance officer had described the children as being unfit to mix with other children, and that there were 73 of them roaming about the town, and fit subjects for a free school. - The Rev. O. Davies said there were two ways of meeting the difficulty. One was by opening the Board Schools, and the other by getting the National Schools to do the same. They asked the managers if they would join the board, and their reply was that they could only admit children free of charge to a limited extent. That only left the board one way of proceeding. - The Rev. W. Morgan: But what we say is that these children are fit subjects for a free ragged school. - The Rev. O. Davies: But we do not know whether we shall be able to get them into such schools. - The Chairman: Certainly, we do not. - The Rev. W. Morgan: That is beside the mark altogether. I shall protest against saddling this on the National Schools Committee. - Mr. John Davies said that they were dealing with fact, and Mr. Morgan was jumping to conclusions. - The Rev. O. Davies remarked that his notice was this: their opening another school would involve an additional tax, and he thought they should make it clear to the ratepayers why they were called upon to do that. They had tried in every possible way to escape an additional tax, but they had failed. - The Rev. W. Morgan: It is not the right reason. The right reason is that the children are classified by their own officer as being unfit to mix with other children. Let us face it like men, and not go behind the National Schools Committee. - Father Jones pointed out that Mr. Morgan was referring to the report of their late attendance officer. - The Rev. W. Morgan said they ought to act upon the basis of the census taken, the report presented being that the absentees were fit subjects for a free ragged school. - The Rev. O. Lloyd Davies asked if it were essential to mention the National Schools in the resolution. - The Chairman: Yes, I think so. - Mr. J. Davies: If you do not insert it it will be understood as referring to the National Schools. - The Rev. W. Morgan protested against mentioning the National Schools, as they had plenty of room in the Board Schools. - Father Jones: Then, we will take them in. - The Rev. W. Morgan said they ought to show their sincerity to the National Schools by first of all doing what they asked the managers of the National Schools to do. - The Chairman: We do it. - Mr. John Davies also observed that their head-master (Mr. Jones) had stated at the last meeting that there were on the books ten who had free passes. - The Rev. W. Morgan: Can you say we have not allowed the same in the National Schools? - Mr. John Davies: I am simply replying to your assertion that we do not admit children into the Board Schools free. - The Chairman said that when children presented themselves without fees at the National Schools they were told - "Go to the other schools; they are the pauper and ragged schools." - The Rev. W. Morgan: That is hearsay, and I do not think you have a right to use it. I could mention a great many things that are said about the Board Schools. - The Chairman: The answer we had from your school was that they will not admit the children except to a very small extent. - The Rev. W. Morgan: I grant that, but what I say is this - here we have 73 ragged children fit subjects for a ragged school. How shall we provide for them? - Mr. J. Davies: Get them into the National Schools. - The Rev. O. Davies: I do not think Mr. Morgan is looking at our resolution in the proper light. All the misunderstanding lies there. Our resolution is to meet the difficulty that has arisen with the National Schools. - Mr. J. Davies: Since this census was taken? - The Rev. O. Davies: Yes. We find we have not sufficient accommodation unless the National Schools assist us, and we asked if they would join us in admitting children without fees, and the answer they gave was that they could not do so except to a limited extent. I do not blame them for giving that answer. - The Rev. W. Morgan: This is not the reason we gave for wanting the school opened. - The Rev. O. Davies: Yes, it is. - The Rev. W. Morgan: Then I maintain it is not. - In rely to the Chairman, the Attendance Officer said he could not ascertain how many children there were whose parents had not proper control over them. - The Rev. O. Davies said that, as it had been maintained by Mr. Morgan that they had sufficient accommodation, it altered the case, and if they opened a ragged school it could not be for want of accommodation, but for some other reason. - The Rev. W. Morgan: No; it is for the reason that the children are what they are. - The Rev. O. Davies: That is a new way of looking at it. - The Rev. W. Morgan: That is the way I have looked at it all along. - Mr. W. G. Thomas, referring to the census return, said they had admitted several of the children for whom Mr. Morgan said they had done nothing. - The Rev. W. Morgan: But can you say that any of them have not been admitted to the National Schools? - Mr. W. G. Thomas: No; I cannot say so. - The Rev. O. Davies: I think that our resolution was based on the understanding that we were going to carry it out provided the National Schools did the same. They gave us no promise, and this fact must remain. - Mr. W. G. Thomas said that it was to be regretted that the National Schools did not see their way to co-operate. They had more than sufficient accommodation in the Board Schools, but they were hampered by the National Schools Committee in not assisting them. - Mr. John Davies said that the National Schools Committee had refused to do what the board was willing to do, although this was the duty of the committee so to do, because their schools were supported, not out of the local rates, it is true, but out of the Imperial rates. - The Rev. W. Morgan: they do it, but exercise their own discretion; yet the board have not done anything. - Mr. J. Davies: But how are we going to do it if you don't? - The Rev. O. Davies remarked that since it was stated that they had sufficient accommodation, he would withdraw his motion.

A good deal of discussion followed, when the Rev. O. Davies suggested that the clerk should prepare statistics for the next meeting, showing how they really stood as to the question of accommodation, the attendance officer in the meantime to take summary proceedings against absentees and ragged children.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 27th. 1890.

We understand that Dr. J. Ellis Jones, son of Mr. Ellis Jones, porkshop, Bangor-street and High-street, has been appointed medical officer to the Chorley Board of Guardians.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: June 27th. 1890.


On Monday evening, a town's meeting, convened in accordance with a requisition signed by a numerous body of ratepayers, who urged the advisability of providing the town with proper bathing accommodation, was held in the Magistrates'-room, Guild Hall. The Mayor (Mr. Issard Davies) occupied the chair, and the attendance included Mr. J. Menzies, J.P., Councillors M. T. Morris, J. R. Hughes, Edward Hughes, W. Hamer, J. P. Gregory, R. Parry, T. Bugbird, Owen Evans, Messrs. W. B. Tomkinson, David Thomas, Bryngwyn; Thomas Williams, Golden Goat; Evan Hugh Owen, Griffith Roberts, Bridge-street; D. W. Davies, J. R. Edwards, Challinor, Davies (Nelson Emporium), T. O. Jones, Cadwaladr Williams, J. Pritchard, Aber Ferry; Harwood, J. Williams, Pool-street; David Jones, O. D. Jones, J. C. Jones, C. Leeke, Edward Humphreys, Royal Hotel; J. Williams, Golden Eagle; Aneurin Williams, R. O. W. Roberts, Captain Lloyd, &c.

The Mayor having explained why the meeting had been called said that the want of bathing place has been very much felt for many years, and the town had suffered in consequence. Not only was the absence of such accommodation disadvantageous to the inhabitants from a sanitary point of view, but it also drove away visitors. It was for that meeting to decide what steps should be taken to remedy this defect.

Mr. J. Pritchard observed that the difficulties which they had to encounter in connection with a scheme started some years ago were the absence of a beach for bathing purposes, and that persons could not bathe except at high water.

Mr. Edward Humphreys was not in favour of adopting a similar scheme again. He attributed the failure of that undertaking, which was not a public one, to the inconvenience of crossing Aber Ferry and the rough state of the stone.

Councillor Gregory said that one cause of the failure was the high charges made for bathing. As to any future scheme he regarded it as the duty of those who had called that meeting to subscribe to it.

The Mayor said it would be very hard to call upon them to subscribe to a scheme which was to benefit the town at large.

Councillor Gregory: No doubt we as townspeople ought to support the scheme.

Mr. Thomas Williams referred to the action of the town council in this matter. Members were returned to the council to provide funds for any improvements of this kind. When the council wanted money towards the Free Library and Institute they utilised the town improvement fund, and had therefore done an illegal act (laughter, and hear, hear). To put a scheme of this kind upon the shoulders of those who had called the meeting - as Councillor Gregory had suggested - was a cowardly thing to do, for it was an object which was entitled to general support (hear, hear). The enterprise which they wished the council to undertake was indeed so small that it would be a shame if they failed to carry it through. The council had already devoted money to purposes which do not come within the meaning of the Act of Parliament ("Quite right"). If the council undertook the matter he should be glad to move a resolution pledging the tradespeople to support them.

The Mayor: You know very well that the council's hands are tied, and we cannot go against the law.

Dr. Williams: You have done it.

The Mayor replied that it was all very well for Mr. Williams to talk now that he was in a postition of greater freedom. Mr. Williams knew that when he was a member of the council money was wanted for the purposes of the ferry committee, but there was no fund which could be touched, there being no town improvement fund. If a bathing place was wanted it ought to be a public undertaking, carried on, not by means of public subscriptions, but by a public company.

Councillor J. R. Hughes said that previous to the advent of the mayor to the council money was spent in what was described as an illegal direction. The town clerk used to say, "I will show you how to do it;" and the way it was done was - a number of members signed a bill to the bank, who used to wait for the money until the town improvement fund was in a position to pay it. Therefore if the council were able to do this once he believed they could do it a second time (hear, hear). On the other hand the tradesmen of the town and the inhabitants generally ought to contribute to the support of this scheme, and an appeal should be made to the harbour trust.

Mr. E. Humphreys thought the scheme of bathing accommodation one of the greatest improvements that Carnarvon could possess. There never was an Act of Parliament through which a "coach and four" could not be driven, and he felt sure that there was in the Act referred to by the previous speaker a gap by means of which the improvement could be effected (laughter). If the council only took the matter up the ratepayers would be glad to render assistance.

The Mayor expressed his regret that the council should be advised to do an illegal act. He was most anxious that the scheme should be carried through, but that could only be done by the formation of a company.

Mr. Williams: You said that the council could not use the money, while you have already done so in connection with the Free Library.

The Mayor: One illegal act will not justify another.

Advert for St. David's School. C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890.  K. Morris
Advert for St. David's School.
C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890. K. Morris

Councillor Morris remarked that Mr. Williams and Mr. Hughes had been in the council long enough to understand that the council could not carry a question of this kind through. Therefore what was the use of asking the council to do it while it was perfectly well known that there was no feeling in the council to accomplish it? (Mr. Williams: "Great shame.") It was very little support he (Councillor Morris) had ever received in this matter at the hands of Councillor Hughes. The town clerk would inform the meeting that the council had no right to speculate in a matter of this kind; and even if there was money in the town improvement fund they had no legal power to spend it in this direction. He (the speaker) had personally done his very best. Continuing, he said: Mr. Williams knows very well that they failed to utilize this money in the past, and subsequently members were obliged to sign a bill to the bank for the purpose of erecting a pier which has cost 200, and is of no earthly use. I think these gentlemen are responsible for that pier. There is no use referring to the council. If we are going to have a bathing place it must be by means of a public company, for it would be difficult to collect subscriptions in the town for the purpose.

Councillor R. Parry, as the member of the corporation who took the requisition to the last meeting of the council, denied the statement made by Mr. Morris that the council were indifferent to the interests of the town. It was a very difficult thing to drive to the heads of some people, firstly, that the council had no money; and secondly, if they had money, that they could not legally use it for this purpose. Mr. Morris had not the courage of his convictions or he would have moved at the last council that the rates be increased to carry this out.

Councillor Morris: I could not have done so, because this scheme was not before the council at the time the estimates were prepared.

Councillor Parry replied that there were other improvements in respect of which Councillor Morris might have moved. It would not be right to ask the ratepayers to enter into an arrangement which it was not legal to make. The council were as anxious as anybody to further the interests of the town, and, individually, he believed they did a great deal, and perhaps more than the general public. To carry out the present movement he advocated the formation of a public company, the shares of which should be so low that the public generally might have an opportunity of giving effect to their desire to further the interests of the town.

Mr. H. Harwood, who apprehended a difficulty in the way of the corporation taking this matter up as a body, moved that a public company be formed for the purpose, the shares to be 1 each, but not to be called up at once to their full extent. He had no doubt that shares would be readily taken up by members of the corporation and the general public.

The motion was seconded by Mr. M. T. Morris.

Mr. Menzies desired to know what form the scheme was going to take, whether it was to consist of bathing machines or baths. He preferred the later, as affording means of bathing at any state of the tide; and it might be carried out at an expense of about 500.

Capt. Lloyd spoke in favour of providing the accommodation over the Aber, which, according to facts he adduced, would be a highly convenient locality. He had not the slightest doubt as to the success of the company, if formed, and the town would certainly benefit by it.

Upon the suggestion of Councillor Gregory a vote was taken as to whether the meeting was in favour of bathing accommodation at all, when it appeared that there was, with about six exceptions, a unanimous feeling in that direction.

Mr. Jonathan, who was one of the exceptions, explained he was of opinion that the work ought to be carried out by the corporation.

Mr. David Thomas would find some difficulty in supporting the motion made unless he was first of all presented with a statement as to what the expense would be, how and where the scheme was to be carried out, and what were its prospects. He was in entire sympathy with the movement, and was inclined to favour baths, as suggested by Mr. Menzies. If the harbour trust had a right to the foreshore he saw no difficulty in the way of that suggestion being carried out. The great complaint against the old bathing place was its inaccessibility. How were they to get over that difficuly with the new scheme? The absence of a bathing place was a great shame to a town of the size and importance of Carnarvon. He did not blame the town council for it. Whether or not the council had spent money for illegal purposes in the past he would not encourage the same thing in the future. There ought to be sufficient public spirit and enterprise in the town to provide accommodation, even if it were to cost 1000, which would be a mere nothing to tradesmen and others in the town (hear, hear). It should not be a matter of pence and pounds, but there ought to be provided baths worthy of the town, and on the strength of which the best class of visitors might be invited here. He suggested that a committee be appointed to fully consider this matter before any subscriptions were solicited.

The Mayor stated that no doubt a committee would be appointed as soon as it was ascertained how many would become shareholders.

Mr. Edward Humphreys urged that the company, if appointed, should at first confine itself to providing bathing machines, as people preferred to bathe on the open beach.

Mr. Harwood's motion having been passed, nearly forty of those present became shareholders, by whom the following were appointed a committee to arrange as to what scheme should be recommended and other matters:- The Mayor, Messrs. J. Menzies, David Thomas, M. T. Morris, Thomas Williams, J. P. Gregory, W. Hamer, H. Harwood, Edward Hughes, Owen Evans, Griffith Roberts, and Captain Lloyd, with power to add to their number. Mr. Challinor acted as secretary of the meeting.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 11th. 1890.


At the Carnarvon Borough Magistrates' Court, on Monday, before the Mayor (J. Issard Davies, Esq.) and Walter Hughes, Esq., a respectably-dressed young man, giving the name of George Williams, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a lady's gold watch, the property of Miss Lilian Blanche Watts, of the Trumpet Inn. Deputy Chief-constable Davies prosecuted, and said the prisoner came to town about mid-day on Saturday, and, with a companion, went into different inns and hotels, and asked to be allowed to go upstairs to wash. There were several places where the drawers, &c., had been ransacked, and particularly at the Prince of Wales Hotel. In the present case the prisoner asked to go upstairs between one and two o'clock, and he was shown a small dressing-room. Mrs. Watts was in her own room close by at the time, and on hearing footsteps on the stairs, she went out of the room and saw the prisoner coming down stairs. She asked him what he was doing there, and he said he was looking for the lavatory. Shortly afterwards, the watch was found to be missing, and information was given to the police. While on the way to the railway station Miss Watts saw the prisoner's partner go to the Alexandra Hotel, and she at once apprised P.S. Pritchard of this fact. They both went into the house, and the sergeant asked the partner where his companion was. He said he had gone to the station. While the officer was away the partner decamped, but as the sergeant re-entered the hotel he found prisoner coming downstairs. During the evening the other man was apprehended at Bangor and taken on to Holyhead, where he was wanted on a similar charge. The Deputy-chief said that he should ask for a remand until that day week.

Miss Lilian Blanche Watts was then called. She said she resided at the Trumpet Inn with her parents. On Saturday last, between two and three o'clock in the afternoon, prisoner and another came into their house, and asked for two cigars. Prisoner asked to be allowed to wash, and he was shown a small dressing room on the first floor, next room to her mother's bedroom. Witness's bedroom was on the top landing, above the bedroom where the prisoner was directed to. Witness showed the prisoner the dressing-room and saw him go in and close the door after him. She was in her own bedroom about twelve o'clock, and left her watch on the dressing table in the case. Prisoner was not authorised to go into any other room. Prisoner was upstairs about ten minutes. He came down to the bar and had a glass of beer and left. She afterwards missed the watch, and in consequence gave information to the police. She saw prisoner afterwards at the Alexandra, where she had gone in company with P.S. Pritchard and she pointed prisoner out. - By the prisoner: It was after you came downstairs that you went into the back yard. - Prisoner was then remanded until that day week.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 11th. 1890.


General complaints are being made respecting the inconvenience of the train service between Bangor and Carnarvon after the mid-day train. At a special meeting of the town council on Tuesday evening it was stated that the committee had been in communication with Mr. Wood, and it was contemplated to run a train between two and three o'clock in the afternoon and take off one of the morning trains.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 11th. 1890.



A special meeting of the Carnarvon Town Council was held on Tuesday evening. Present: Councillor J. Issard Davies (mayor), presiding; Aldermen John Williams, G. R. Rees, Councillors J. O. Jones, M. T. Morris, W. Hamer, R. Ll. Jones, J. R. Hughes, J. P. Gregory, G. R. Griffith, J. R. Pritchard, and Thomas Bugbird; Mr. J. H. Roberts (town clerk), and Mr. R. O. Roberts (surveyor).

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Advert for Science Classes by Albert Williams, Waterloo
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The Mayor said that it would be within their recollection that the question of providing bathing accommodation was mooted in the council a month ago, but was deferred in order that the feeling of the town might be ascertained at a public meeting, and to see whether any other means could be found to secure such accommodation without appealing to the council. He had called a meeting in response to a requisition signed be a large number of ratepayers, and he wished to state that the feeling of the meeting was unanimous in favour of providing bathing accommodation; but as to the ways and means opinion was divided. It was ultimately resolved to form a company, and a committee was appointed to carry it into effect. The committee, however, in dealing with the matter, found the feeling in the town so strong that the work should be undertaken by the council itself that the formation of the company was allowed to remain in abeyance until the council had had an opportunity of giving effect to the wishes of the ratepayers. Such being the case - to give the council this opportunity - he begged to move the adoption of the "Baths and Wash-houses Act." The Act, he believed, was the simplest of all simple acts. The council, in adopting it, pledged themselves to no extraordinary expenditure - they might confine themselves to sending the corporation men to clear the foreshore, or they might launch out into a good public bath. He favoured the latter, but it was a matter entirely for the council. He maintained that their powers of sanitation under the Public Health Act were not complete until they had adopted the Baths and Wash-houses Act. They had a population of 12,000 inhabitants, and yet no bathing place of any description whatsoever. There were hundreds of young men and young women in the town who did not get an opportunity of bathing from one year's end to another. They worked in a confined and often unhealthy atmosphere, and, it may be, returned in the evening to an atmosphere that was worse; and commenced work again next morning as unrefreshed and languid as when they left off. Everyone would agree with him that, to such, a bath would be an inestimable blessing. And he ventured to say their employers would be gainers on the next day's work. He was then speaking of young men and young women in their shops. He contended also that their workingmen should have similar opportunities - he meant station-men, foundry-men, and men from the different workshops of the town. There was no difficulty in the matter. Those large towns that enjoyed the privilege of public baths made arrangements to meet this want. They issued season tickets, or exacted payment up to six o'clock, after which they were open free of charge to those workingmen who felt inclined to take advantage of them. He further stated that their neighbours of the Cathedral town had already adopted the Act, and if they wished to compete for public favour, they must keep pace with them in their local improvements. They had the prospect of a splendid school at Carnarvon, and bathing accommodation of some kind had become an absolute necessity. He asked them to adopt the Act without a dissenting voice.

Councillor R. Ll. Jones had great pleasure in seconding the motion.

Councillor J. R. Hughes: What are the initial expenses?

The Mayor: I do not understand that there are any initial expenses.

The Town Clerk: You merely pass a resolution, and insert it in the minutes that you adopt the Act.

Councillor Bugbird: In adopting the Act that pledges us to the expenses necessary for acquiring the baths.

The Mayor: It does not pledge us to anything.

Councillor Bugbird: I do not think we should go to the expense of finding bathing machines and clearing the shore. I think that is a work for private speculation. I do not think we ought to go to a large expense with bathing machines. I agree with the motion for adopting the Act, although I do not think the undertaking will pay for the outlay - it may pay the working expenses. I do not know where the best place for fixing machines can be found.

The Mayor: That is a matter of detail. I don't consider any town complete without bathing accommodation.

The motion was then put to the meeting, and carried unanimously.

Alderman J. Williams: I should propose that a committee be appointed to consider this matter and report to the council.

The Mayor: There has been a suggestion made, I believe, by Councillor J. R. Hughes, that we should appoint a town improvement committee, and that that committee might take the matter in hand.

Councillor J. R. Hughes: If in order, I will propose it to-night.

Councillor J. P. Gregory: I believe that, as time is very much advancing, the sooner we proceed the better, and, if in order, I would propose that the corporation employ its men to clear the foreshore and to erect a few machines now. If we allow a month to elapse the summer will be nearly gone without anything being done.

Councilor Hamer seconded, and said the cost, according to the opinion of the other committee, would not be more that from 20 to 25.

Alderman Rees said that before they committed themselves he wished to ask where the money was to come from. He called their attention, when the estimates were prepared, to the advisability of making a 3s. rate, but instead of that they proposed a 2s. 6d. rate. Where was the difference to come from towards this expenditure? It appeared to him that they were getting deeper into debt.

Councillor J. P. Gregory: But I think we ought to have the welfare of the town at heart.

Alderman Rees: But where is the money to come from?

Councillor Gregory: The question of money can be discussed again.

Alderman Rees: A prudent man does not run into debt first.

Councillor Griffith asked if the item of expenditure could not be put in a separate account and included in a future loan.

Councilor J. R. Hughes agreed with Alderman Rees that it was out of order to bring these things on after the estimate had been prepared, and he also agreed with Councillor Gregory that if they were going to do anything it must be done at once or else defer it for twelve months. Could they not get the harbour trust to join them in this matter?

The Mayor: I am afriad the harbour trust will not be prepared to do anything, as they are in a greater difficulty than we are ourselves.

The Town Clerk: Of course, there is the question of the foreshore to be taken into consideration.

Councillor J. O. Jones: Do you think bathing on the shore will serve our purpose? I do not think anything less than a swimming bath will give satisfaction.

Councillor Griffith: That is the ultimate object.

The Mayor: This is only temporary.

Councillor Morris: I suppose a charge will be made for these machines? If so, they will pay us something. It will be a great pity if we postpone this question again. The summer is advancing, and there are already a few visitors in the town who are looking forward to a place for bathing accommodation, and I think it is the least we can do to clear the foreshore. If we do not like Ala Las we can remove the machines to the other side of the ferry, but the committee is of opinion that this is the best place for the bath. Replying to Alderman Rees, I may say that I know it is awkward that these things should crop up, but what can we do? These things do not strike us months in advance, and I think we should do something to make the town attractive to visitors. It is very little we do besides looking after the rates and taxes. But I think we should go a little further for the sake of the trade of the town. If the tradesmen were so lukewarm and unconcerned about their business, they would very soon go to the wall.

Alderman Rees said that was because they did not go to the rate.

Councillor Morris: But I should be most happy to go. Supposing this would cost 30 or 40 it will not mean more than a farthing rate.

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Advert for Miss Jones, Dressmaker, Market Street. C.D.H. 28th. February, 1890. K. Morris
Alderman Rees: But it is not in the estimates.

Councillor Morris: But is it worth while, for the sake of the town, to postpone the question?

Alderman Rees said they should do their best to put it in the estimate next year. They required a 3s. rate this year, but a member who never looked into the estimates proposed a rate of 6d. less, and the majority passed it.

Councillor Hamer: It was a narrow majority.

Councillor Hughes said that many ratepayers found it very difficult to meet the rate.

Alderman Rees: Well, I think we should not increase the rates, then, at present.

Alderman Williams: The rate must be heavier.

The Mayor pointed out that if they increased the rate for the benefit of the town they were bound to receive it back in some way. What was the result at Llandudno? That was the most attractive place in North Wales (Councillor Morris: Hear, hear). Bangor was also going ahead, and unless Carnarvon became alive to its own interest it would be left alone as a roadside place.

Alderman Williams wished to know what time it would occupy the men, as suggested by Mr. Gregory's amendment, to clear the shore, because he (Dr. Williams) did not think it was right to make use of their men, taking them away from other duties. The council had work cut out for them which had not yet been touched.

Councillor Pritchard supported Alderman Williams's motion. He wished to know if they could not get a loan to carry out the purposes of the Baths and Wash-houses Act.

The Town Clerk replied that they could not get a loan on timber work, but on permanent work.

Councilor Pritchard said he was sure that, under the circumstances, Alderman Rees, with his usual kindness, would allow them to overdraw to the extent of 40 or 60, which could be put in the rate next year.

As a rider to Alderman Williams' motion it was proposed that a sum not exceeding 50 be spent.

Alderman Rees said he should move an amendment to the latter part, viz., that the expenditure be left out.

Councillor J. R. Hughes seconded.

The amount having been limited to 25, Alderman Rees withdrew his amendment, and Councillor Gregory having also withdrawn his amendment, the motion of Alderman Williams was unanimously passed, and the Mayor, Councillors M. T. Morris, J. P. Gregory, J. R. Pritchard, W. Hamer, and R. Lloyd Jones, were appointed a committee to carry out the arrangements.

The council afterwards formed itself into a committee.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 18th. 1890.


On Saturday afternoon, a narrow escape from drowning occurred in the Menai Straits opposite Carnarvon. It appeared that a young sailor from Birkenhead, of the name of Cousins, in company with Miss Lizzie Abbott, of the Castle Hotel, Carnarvon, with her friend, Miss Mary Ellen Griffith, Aberystwyth, went out for a sail in the straits. As the boat was sailing in the direction of Waterloo Port, it was suddenly struck by a squall and capsized. At the time the accident happened the boat was in mid-stream, with a strong incoming tide running at the time. The mishap was witnessed by several persons on the shore, and an alarm was promptly raised. A boat from an anchored smack put to the scene of what might have been a serious catastrophe. The occupiers of the boat were in the water for about 25 minutes. When the rescuers arrived Cousins was clinging to the side of the boat, Miss Abbott grasping him with one hand, whilst with the other she clutched the hair of her companion, and thereby sustained her. Both ladies were in an exhausted condition when picked up into the rescuing boat. Having reached the shore restoratives were applied, and they soon recovered, being able to walk to the Castle Hotel.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: July 25th. 1890.


By the kind permission of Captain Griffith the band of the 4th. battalion of the R. W. Fusiliers played several lively selections of music in the Park on Wednesday evening. That the performance was highly appreicated was perfectly evident from the manner in which the large concourse of people enjoyed the music. The band will play every Wednesday evening to the end of September. - The new bathing machines erected at Ala Las are receiving very general support, and the project is likely to prove a great boon to the public.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: August 1st. 1890.



Considerable excitement was caused in Carnarvon this (Friday) morning by the escape of two bullocks. It appears that the animals were brought over by steamer from Anglesey about nine o'clock, and soon after landing they became unmanageable and escaped from the young men in charge of them. One of the bullocks made its way to Turf-square, and at once took the hill up North Pen'rallt. Several pedestrians who happened to be coming down the hill took refuge at the first house which had its door open. At the top of the road, the animal turned to the left past Twthill-terrace and above Twthill-lane. It was believed that he could be secured here, inasmuch as the railings at the entrance to the lane would be an effective hindrance to him. However, he cleared them like a young hunter, and rushed to a yard opposite the Royal Hotel. Some ropes were secured, and the bullock was made fast, but the moment he got ino the road it dragged the men down, and made a rush for Twthill-lane again. Immediately, however, he turned back, and ran wildly along Bangor-road, up setting barrows, handcarts, and anything that came it its way. Plenty of assistance having arrived he was at last secured by means of ropes, and ultimately taken to the slaughter-house. Several persons had very narrow escapes. Meanwhile, the other bullock was carrying on a kind of "hide and seek" game in the neighbourhood of Northgate-street, and was a terror to the whole neighbourhood. Several attempts had been made to secure him, but he was so enraged that no noe dared go near him. He was once struck on the forehead by a butcher, and became frightfully enraged, and stood on his hind legs, roaring like a lion. A word was sent to ask Chief-officer Bailey, of the Royal Naval Reserve, to send a man to have the beast shot. Mr. Fred Boley was entrusted with the duty, and with commendable pluck, he "presented arms" about fifty yards right in front of the bullock. His work was really a delicate one, and as he stood, rifle in hand, the large crowd which had congregated at a safe distance remained spellbound, and a shudder went through everyone as the report was heard of the first shot, which took effect in the animal's neck. With a terrific groan the bullock reeled and, receiving a second shot, fell down a carcase, much to the delight of the frightened neighbours. It is marvellous that no one was injured in the wild chase of the animals through the town.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 5th. 1890.

A meeting of the creditors of Mr. Robert Williams, of Brunswick Buildings, Castle-square, in this town, was held at the Crypt Chambers, on Monday, before Mr. Hugh Roberts, Assistant Official Receiver. Proofs were put in to the amount of 11,794, the total amount admitted being 8303 6s. 9d. Creditors present represented 5251 15s. The summary of the debtor's statement of affairs shows a deficiency of 8751 4s. 7d.; the alleged causes of failure being depression in trade, bad debts, illness of self, and heavy law costs incurred by creditors in numerous actions. It was stated by the debtor that he had been served with upwards of two hundred writs. The Official Receiver remarked that a receiving order was made on debtor's own petition. He must have been insolvent for some time, but though he kept business books he had had no balance sheet for three years, and apparently was not aware of his position. A few years ago, his annual turnover amounted to twenty thousand pounds, but it was now only eight thousand. The debtor offered a composition of 6s. in the , in three instalments over nine months. On the suggestion of the Assistant Official Receiver, the time was shortened to six months, and the composition accepted to be distributed by the Receiver.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: September 26th. 1890.


At the last borough police court, one James Armstrong was brought up on remand, charged with larceny. - D.C.C. Davies prosecuted. - Evidence was given that the prisoner was seen behind the counter at Mrs. Pownall's shop in Bangor-street, with his hand in the till. - Prisoner was committed to the quarter sessions for trial.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 3rd. 1890.


Many of our readers will learn with regret that the district is about to lose the services of the popular vocalist, Miss Annie Hope, who, with her sister, Miss Hope, is about leaving for America, with the intention of settling in some part of the States. Meantime, her friends are organising a grand concert for her in recognition of the valuable and gratuitous services she has often rendered to charitable and other causes in her native town and the surrounding neighbourhood. The movement will, doubtless, have the hearty support of her brother and sister artistes desirous of paying her this compliment before she leaves us, which, we understand, will be some time before the close of the present month.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 17th. 1890.


An accident of a frightful character, but fortunately attended with no serious result, happened at the North Wales Training College between five and six o'clock on Wednesday evening. It appears that some plumbers were engaged in the building, and it is said that one of the gas pipes burst, with the result that there was a loud explosion. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the force of the explosion was so great that a large quantity of the ceiling came down, and the surrounding windows smashed. Much alarm was caused at the time amongst the inmates, who had a marvellous escape.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: October 31st. 1890.


The first of a series is to be held at the Assembly Hall of the Conservative Club on Friday, November 7th., when Mr. Theo. Daniels, of Liverpool, characteristic vocal comedian, will take part in the programme.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 7th. 1890.

Most readable material, in Welsh and English, is provided by Messrs. Morris and Davies, of the Nelson Emporium, in the present month's "Nelson," their excellent "medium of trade and fashion and instructive reading for every home."

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 7th. 1890.


On Monday, an inquest was held on the body of Harriet Mary Hart, five months old, daughter of Mr. Henry Hart, Skinner-street. It appeared that one day last week a child 10 years of age was carrying the infant down stairs, when she slipped, precipitating both over some seven or eight steps. A lump rose on the neck of the deceased, but it went down again. Whilst in bed on Sunday morning the infant was observed to be ill and was seized with convulsions. Dr. Owen was sent for, but when he arrived he pronounced life to be extinct. - A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: November 28th. 1890.

A sturgeon, six feet in length, and caught in Carnarvon Bay, is shown in a fish shop in High-street.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 12th. 1890.


Although thousands of people visited this town on Saturday to attend the winter fair, only one person was in the state of drunkenness that required the police to resorting to the extreme course of locking the offender up.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 26th. 1890.


Mr. Henry Jonathan has distributed a number of caps and other articles among the poor children of Tan'rallt and neighbourhood.

From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: December 26th. 1890.


On New Year's Day the Mayor (Mr. J. Issard Davies) will distribute hot-pot for about 1200 poor of the town. Mr. James Herbert Rees, Old Bank, has been appointed acting secretary to the movement.

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